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Africom chief visits SA to strengthen defence ties

As part of a regional visit, the US military's Africa Command chief, General Stephen Townsend, has met with senior members of the South African...

Africom briefs Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa

General Stephen Townsend, Commander of the US military’s Africa Command (Africom) briefed Congress on future threats and opportunities in Africa as well as the...

General Townsend engages African leaders at African Land Forces Summit

General Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, completed a two-day trip to Ethiopia where he attended the closing ceremony of the African Land Forces...

US Africa Command looks back on a busy 2019

During 2019, the US Military’s Africa Command (AFRICO) said it continued its work with African, international, and interagency partners to counter transnational threats and...

Africom visit to East Africa focusses on security, terrorism

U.S. Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), visited Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia earlier this month to engage with key partners...

Africom Commander, Ambassador meet with Libyan PM

The new commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, traveled to Tunis, Tunisia on 26 August for meetings focused on U.S.-Tunisian bilateral security...

New AFRICOM commander visits Somalia

The commander of U.S. Africa Command visited Somalia on 7 August as part of his first trip to the African continent since taking command...

New commander for US Africa Command

US Africa Command (Africom) has welcomed a new commander, Army General Stephen J Townsend, who took over from Marine Corps General Thomas D Waldhauser. A...


SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...